Do you love to garden and help others in your community garden too? The Extension Master GardenerSM volunteer program in Buncombe County is now accepting applications for initial training this fall. We are looking for individuals who want to serve their community, expand and share their gardening knowledge, and work in a team environment.
To become a certified Extension Master GardenerSM volunteer, individuals accepted into the program are required to complete the 40-hour initial training program, pass an examination, and complete an internship of 40 hours of volunteer service. Additional continuing education (15 hours) and volunteer service to the community (30 hours) are required for annual re-certification.
Training will be held during the day on Tuesdays, August 31 through November 30 and will be a combination of online and in-person sessions. Unfortunately, due to COVID the schedule and other details are still in development.
The application deadline is June 1, 2021.
A training fee of $150 is due upon acceptance into the training program.
More information on the Master Gardener program in Buncombe County, including Frequently Asked Questions and Activities to Fulfill Your Volunteer Requirements, is available on the Buncombe County Extension website. Click here: Buncombe County Extension website
Download and print an application: 2021 EMG Application and Certification Agreement
2021 Extension Master Gardener Training Schedule—IN DEVELOPMENT
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